Studentvolunteer.ie is an online tool that encourages, harnesses, acknowledges and supports student volunteering in higher education.
First thing to do is - REGISTER! Once registered, you have a live studentvolunteer.ie account. This will give you access to all the information you need to volunteer which includes new volunteer opportunities from all over the country and even abroad! and your very own personal dashboard and online volunteer hourly log.
What do I get from studentvolunteer.ie?
Studentvolunteer.ie enables you to:
Volunteering is a great way to help out and at the same time:
All registered students at the University of Limerick (undergraduate, postgraduate, part time (including Distance Learning) Access, Erasmus, Study Abroad and International).
Faculty and Staff are very welcome to participate!
Volunteers are entitled to receive appropriate induction and training and to receive regular support from the volunteer organisation. If any volunteer is experiencing problems at any stage of the volunteering process, the PVA team are here to help -email firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, please register at any time. Right now is a good time!
Will I have to have an interview with the volunteer organisation?
In some cases yes - often this is an informal chat. They just want to get to know you and see where your interests lie and the skills you have.
Most voluntary organisations will provide the basic training required to carry out their work. Organisations may provide specialist training as required (such as confidential services (i.e. Samaritans) or if operating small pieces of equipment is required or training in organisations codes of conduct etc).
Some organisations are legally required to garda vet all volunteers. It is the duty of the organisation to take you through this process. For more information please visit: www.garda.ie/vetting
Please note: Police checks/Garda Vetting can take some time so where possible consider getting in touch with organisations before you commence your volunteering . There is no cost to the volunteer.
Organisations will advise you accordingly. Garda vetting is a legal requirement for organisations providing services to vulnerable children and adults.
Yes this happens so don't worry. If it doesn't work out you should communicate with your volunteer supervisor or with the email@example.com team. We are always on hand to support student volunteers.
We encourage student-led volunteer initiatives and we support students to get these initiatives off the ground. So if you have an idea come and chat to us email firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep in mind that there are new opportunities uploaded daily all around the country so be sure to register on Studentvolunteer.ie to get these updates.
Yes we support and encourage overseas volunteering. See our dedicated resource to help you find the right opportunity overseas.
The PVA boosts your student transcript and this transcript is a formal recognition of your achievements during your academic studies. Graduate volunteers are sought after by employers simple because it shows not only your academic prowess but your willingness to go beyond the call of duty by engaging and contributing to the development of society. For these reasons we encourage the student volunteer to bring their volunteer experience to the attention of potential employers. See the attached video for more information.
By simply signing up to studentvolunteer.ie you gain access to all volunteer opportunities and updates.
StudentVolunteer.ie enables students to have the opportunity to: enrich your personal development and employability skills, have a fun experience, meet new people, and give back to your community. Sign up now.Register Now